THE FIRST CANADIAN FORCES SATURATION DIVE

Authors
  1. Kuehn, L.A.
  2. Cox, F.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
To meet the diving objectives of the Canadian Forces Maritime Commander, specific diving equipments were operationally evaluated at the Ocean Simulation Facility located at the United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit at Panama City, Florida, during the First Canadian Forces Saturation Dive in April, 1976. The dive was made to a depth of 456 ft (139 m) for a period of over 11 days and involved water exposures at temperatures as cold as 1.0C. Thirty-six working man-dives of approximately one hour duration were conducted in which the suitability of the Rat Hat diving helmet and Yokohama Diving Dress were evaluated for future applicability to the Canadian Forces. The diver life-support systems evaluated demonstrated the capability of meeting and extending the current diving operational requirements of the Maritime Commander in surface supplied or submersible lockout diving depths of 200 ft (61 m) or deeper.
Report Number
TR-77-X-23 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1977
Number of Pages
25
DSTKIM No
78-00022
CANDIS No
80760
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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